New Orleans – It's time now for "The Sound of Books" with Fred Kasten - in conversation today with New Orleans writer and Xavier University professor of English Ralph Adamo - editor of a new volume of selected poems by the late Everette Maddox - "I hope it's not over, and good-by" - just out from UNO Press.
New Orleans – Conversation with writer and University of Louisiana Lafayette Sociology Professor Robert Gramling - one of four authors of the acclaimed new book "Catastrophe in the Making: The Engineering of Katrina and the Disasters of Tomorrow" - which documents the machinations that led to the creation of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) - and the economic disappointment, environmental crisis, and catastrophic flooding that followed.
New Orleans – This morning marks the beginning of Fred Kasten's new Wednesday morning series, "The Sound of Books" - conversations with the authors - and occasionally editors - of new and recently published books of interest - and note. Today - on "The Sound of Books" - a visit with Chicago-based photographer and writer Jane Fulton Alt - whose critically-acclaimed new book is "Look and Leave: Photographs and Stories From New Orleans's Lower Ninth Ward"...
New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award finalist Laurie Halse Anderson is in New Orleans promoting her new book Chains, a story of the American Revolutionary War as seen by a 13-year-old slave girl fighting for her freedom.